Hello PixelTail Games community,
As you may have noticed, GMod Tower: Reunion is not ready yet. There have been many technical errors that are hindering the process of setting up the event. These major issues are tied to the original transition from Lobby 1 to Lobby 2 back in 2015, during which much core code was changed and has to be carefully reverted back, while also ensuring the code is compatible with each Lobby. The issues are being addressed, but this takes a significant amount of time.
Unfortunately, this means that there is no estimated release date for Reunion, but please know that it is being worked on to the fullest extent of our abilities while not interfering with the development of Tower Unite. We appreciate the community’s patience while this project is being worked on, and we do have some updates on how we are currently planning the Reunion event as opposed to the original plan.
When GMod Tower: Reunion goes live, it will have one server for everyone to join. We have decided against requiring players to have a copy of Tower Unite to play Reunion. As of right now, we plan for the Reunion event to run throughout Tower Unite’s Early Access period, allowing players to have an extended time to experience GMod Tower once again as hosted by PixelTail Games.
To be clear, GMod Tower is being presented as it was before 2015, featuring Lobby 1. There will be no additional maps, bug fixes, or other developments on GMod Tower besides adjustments that will allow the game to run properly as it was. Tower Unite is our focus and all of our development efforts will be spent there.
In regard to the GMod Tower source code release, while we are committed to open-sourcing the code for GMod Tower, we have decided after much discussion amongst our team to wait until after the Early Access period of Tower Unite to release that code. The current plan is that this later source code release will contain the code necessary for running GMod Tower’s Lobby 1 and Lobby 2, fixes from GMod Tower: Reunion, along with the database schema required for the MySQL database.
In the meantime, we will continue developing Tower Unite and ensuring that the eventual GMod Tower source code release goes smoothly, such as by carefully drawing up a clearly defined license for the code and distinguishing assets that will not be open-sourced.
There will be another update on Reunion closer to Reunion’s release. We will also update the original Reunion post to include this information.
Thank you all again for your patience,
All of us here at PixelTail Games